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Book for Geeks

Updated on August 12, 2016

The game is set. The hour is near. The wait is over. Find a comfortable chair to sit; you'll be here for a while. Tighten up your gloves. Fasten your seat belt. Strap on your virtual reality goggles. Log into the system. Wait for the words to pop up...wait for it...READY PLAYER ONE. Now, you can begin.

Ready Player One
Ready Player One | Source

Welcome to the year 2044, where the air is dense, there are more buildings than trees, mobile homes are stacked on top of each other to make room for more stacks, and the sky is just horrendous. A time where people stay in their virtual world (game), forgetting about the real world. A place where you can be whoever you want to be and no one is the wiser. You can go to school in this virtual world; you can explore stranger new worlds, seek out new friends and even find relationships with all the comforts of home without ever leaving your home. And spare no expense! In this beautiful and wonderful escape, we will find our hero, Wade Watts. A geeky, shy, lonely teenager, who doesn't fit in the outside world, finds his ambitious side in what the kids call it an Avatar. An Avatar is an icon or figure representing a person in a computer game. And with this Avatar, Wade can do whatever he wants, be whoever he wants to be and all is right in the world.

Old Style Gaming in New Form
Old Style Gaming in New Form | Source

That is until multi-billionaire creator of this virtual world, James Halliday who passed away, left his entire fortune to a player who can uncover a series of Easter Eggs within the game. Whoever unlocks all the Easter Eggs will not only inherit his entire fortune, but the company that created the gaming system!! Any gamer worth his salt will try to unlock the secrets that Halliday left behind. And Wade is going to do whatever he can to find those Eggs. But Wade isn't the only one trying to find these Eggs. And these are dangerous people out there in the virtual world as well as the real world that will stop at nothing to get their hands on that fortune.

Will Wade be the one to find the Easter Eggs? Or will he lose what little he has left?

Check your local Library or Bookstore and check out this book. A little FYI, they are making a movie on this book and it should be coming out March 2018.

Reader's Thoughts

I heard about this book from a few of my gamer friends and thought it might be interesting. I waited for it to come and the moment it did...I forgot all about it!!!! Then I heard that this book was coming out as a movie and I am all for that so I checked it out at the library that I work at and read the book in one night!!!! I loved it so much.

Ernest Cline really has you get invested in the main character and his love of games. And not just futuristic games...no no these kind of games are from the very beginning of Gaming. Even the music and movies are mentioned in this book. Anyone that has a taste of oldies, and would like to read, watch or listen to what our parents/grandparents listened to back in the day, this book gives you an amazing list to follow.

Go to your local Library and check this book out before the movie comes out. You will love it. Even if you are not a gamer yourself.

The Author

Ernest Cline is a novelist, screenwriter and a full time geek. Ready Player One has been his pride and joy with sharing his love of gaming with everyone. His first novel, Ready Player One, has been on the Bestsellers list for some time now and now his new novel, Armada, has debuted as #4 in the Bestsellers list.

5 stars for Ready Player One

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Quote from the Book

“Being human totally sucks most of the time. Video games are the only thing that make life bearable.”

Quote from the Book

“Whenever I saw the sun, I reminded myself that I was looking at a star. One of over a hundred billion in our galaxy. A galaxy that was just one of billions of other galaxies in the observable universe. This helped me keep things in perspective.”

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